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Webchat: Sleep Management Monday 12th December 4.30-5pm

Join us for a chat from 4:30pm on Monday 12th December 2016.

Struggling to sleep, having nightmares or waking during the night? Need help and advice on sleep, then join us online on Monday 12th December 4.30-5pm for our webchat. Speak to a school nurse to seek sleep advice and top tips on how to have good sleep.

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User has removed their details / 12 Dec 16:28

Today's chat will open in 3 mins, today's chat will be about sleep.
Do you know how many hours sleep you need every night?

User has removed their details / 12 Dec 16:35

Did you know that if you are aged

10-11 years you need between 9.5 - 10 hours sleep

12-15 years you need between 8-9 hours sleep

are you getting enough sleep ???

User has removed their details / 12 Dec 16:40

The benefits of a good nights sleep.

* Helps you stay healthy
* Helps you concentrate
* Helps to develop a healthy brain
* Helps you with your emotions and the ability to cope with everyday events
* Helps you grow
* Allows you to rebuild your energy levels

User has removed their details / 12 Dec 16:48

is it ok to stay up later on weekends but then go to bed earlier in the week. sometimes i find it hard to get to sleep before school if i have been up late at the weekend

User has removed their details / 12 Dec 16:53

It is always a good idea to get yourself into a good sleep routine regardless of it being the week or weekend.

If you are finding that it's difficult getting to sleep after the weekend it would be advisable to try going to sleep at the same time every night regardless of what day of the week it is.

User has removed their details / 12 Dec 16:54

ok thankyou. i will try that

User has removed their details / 12 Dec 16:59

Some good tips to try,

Keep your bedroom dark, quiet and make sure your bed is comfortable

Give yourself at least 30 mins of quiet time before getting into bed

Switch off your mobile phone, computer, video games and TV as these will keep your brain active and will stop you from falling asleep.

Avoid things that stimulate your brain such as tea, coffee, cola and chocolate based drinks

If you worry before sleeping write these worries down and they can be looked at the next day.

User has removed their details / 12 Dec 17:01

The chat is now closed, thanks for taking part I hope you found this information useful.

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This chat is now closed, thanks for taking part.

Should you need anymore information on this topic, have a look at:

Health for Teens: Sleep section or: - where you can find some helpful sleep information.

Alternatively you could speak to your parent/carer, a trusted adult, member of school staff, your school nurse or doctor.  If there is an emergency then please contact 999 or visit A&E.

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